The Marty Stuart Show

Episode 94 airing April 21, 2012

Guests: Music from Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down

This show featured songs from the album Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. Most of the performances were taken from previous shows. It started with Marty saying, "The road is essentially a big piece of me that don't feel alive until I get out on the road and engage with people." They showed fans saying "Love Marty Stuart," "The man is a great musician," "He hasn't forgotten his country roots," "We love his band," "They are real country and I like that." Eddie Stubbs said, "This is going to be a very special broadcast of The Marty Stuart Show. This edition celebrates Marty and His Superlatives' new recording titled Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down."

Kenny Vaughan said, "Marty Stuart is a renaissance man." Mick Conley (sound engineer) said "Marty really carries the banner for traditional country music." Marty said, "And then I thought 'That's what you love the most so why don't you go help defend it'. Eddie Stubbs said, "And he always loved watching The Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs Show, The Wilburn Brothers Show, and The Porter Wagoner Show." Connie Smith said, "And when he saw that show, he fell back in love with it and he started 'When I do my show, I think that's a great template'." Marty said, "And the guest list of the people that have come by our TV show is pretty staggering."

Paul Martin said, "Marty Stuart to me, he's just the epitomie of everything music needs to be. He's an historian, he knows where it came from, I think he knows where it needs to go." Connie Smith said, "To hear him do what he's doin' today and do it with the integrity that he is, it thrills my heart." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Tear The Woodpile Down." The performance started at the Grand Ole Opry and then finished from a live concert venue.

They showed a montage of video and pictures of Marty throughout the years. Anthony Scarlati(photographer) said, "The new record, Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down, I was able to witness the making of that record. And they did it in such a traditional way where musicians come into one room and they play together as a band and it was done in a very old-school fashion so it was very visual." Bill Thorup (photographer) said, "Nashville Volume 1 is like an old oak tree where it Is firmly rooted in the country music." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Sundown In Nashville."

Eddie Stubbs promoted the album Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. After a commercial break, Connie Smith said, "Marty is such a special person that no only is he a genius at what he does, but he's also a genius at connecting hearts." Harry Stinson said, "Bein' in The Superlatives is like a musical experience." Kenny Vaughan said, "I've been here for ten years and it's wonderful." Paul Martin said, "I remember the first gig I did with these guys. I didn't know Kenny and Harry as well as I knew Marty. We played this one little show and the minute we stepped off stage, Kenny just turned at me and smiled; and it's just like I knew things were okay. And at that point they said 'We'd like for you to be a Superlative'. It just continues to do this since I've been here."

Marty said, "I've been in bands since I've been nine. I do know about band life. And from the first minute Kenny Vaughan, Harry Stinson, and Paul Martin, all of a sudden Ihad a family that I knew that was my legacy band." You get a little taste of the song "A Matter Of Time." Harry said, "Marty is very generous as a performer and he enjoys all of us takin' part in what's happenin' up there." Kenny said, "He's very confident about his own place in this world and he's good about featuring everybody in the band." Paul said, "It's the best experience I've ever had in music and I've been doin' this a long time." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Hollywood Boogie."

Connie said, "When Marty was a little boy, he's told me the best times he had with his daddy was on Saturday when they would sit together and watch The Porter Wagoner Show. He started, 'When I do my show, I think that's a great template'. And so that's what he's done and just takin' it on and added his own flavor to it." Marty said, "I was goin' through the backwoods of Missouri seein' cows, horses and barns, and tractors and clothes flyin' around on the line, listenin' to contemporary country music. It did not line up with what I was seein'. But when I played Hank Williams or Porter Wagoner, all of a sudden the scene came together and I started to cry. And then I thought, 'That's what you loved the most so why don't you go help defend it. And I think the RFD TV show gave us an audience that we know and we love that, in my opinion, was getting left behind. Merle [Haggard] called them 'The forgotten people'. And somewhere along the way, I went, 'Why don't we take our case to the people. Why don't we walk away from everything they tell us to do and do what we know to do and that's take country music back to the people and see what happens.' And the RFD TV show has been a big part of that. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives along with Buck Trent performed "Holding On To Nothing."

After a commerical break, Eddie Stubbs said, "Marty Stuart loves The Carter Family, their music so very much. And Lorrie Carter Bennett is the granddaughter of Mother Maybelle Carter and the daughter of Anita Carter." Connie said, "He started doin' some songs and he thought 'Boy, if I just had Anita Carter here to sing the high parts." Eddie said, "Anita Carter had the voice of an angel. Lorrie Carter Bennett has inherited that voice." Connie said, "So he wrote a song 'Sing Me A Song Of Sadness' with Lorrie's voice in mind. Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives, along with Lorrie Bennett, performed "A Song Of Sadness."

Eddie said, "When Hank III came out on the set wearing his grandfather's suit...." Connie said, "That was amazing because he looked so much like his granddaddy." Eddie said, "They're both about the same stature and same height." Connie said, "And I believe he has a lot of the heart in his granddaddy." Eddie said, "And when they performed 'Picture From Life's Other Side', we knew that we were witnessing truly a very special moment." Marty and Hank III performed the song.

Eddie promoted Nashville, Volume 1: Tear The Woodpile Down. After a commercial break, there's video of Marty from a live concert. Marty said, "First thing this morning, got out of the bus, a fella said, 'Bring Connie with ya?'. I said 'No, she's not here.' He said 'I hate that'. I said 'Me too'. He said 'Can I ask ya somethin' else?' I said 'Sure'. He said, 'What's it like being married to a real country music legend?' I said, 'I think she's about to get used to it. I don't know'."

Eddie said, "Marty is writing new music that sounds decades old." Paul said, "Marty is very prolific. I mean, he'll sit on a bus. One day just a couple of weeks ago, he had this one song called 'Going, Going, Gone'." Marty said, "Country music audiences, they're honest people. You can stop and say, 'I just wrote a new song and we're gonna try it on ya tonight.' If we fall apart, it's okay. They don't care. It's like they're there to cheer you on." Paul said, "And if they really respond to it, you know you've got somethin'." Marty said, "And every audience and every little bit of applause, adds to, you know, the confidence of the song headin' to the studio. And the ultimtate goal is to snag it in the studio. But this is where this song has been worked out, right in the middle of America. All across America." Marty and His Fabulous Superlatives performed "Going, Going, Gone."

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